Thursday, November 10, 2011

I'll Buy What I Want Thanks. And I'll Wear It, Too.

Cat's in the corner having a snore and I'm trying to pick what to write.  I'm exhausted.  We're all exhausted.  It's Thursday.  Yawwwwwn.

On a bright note I managed to make it outside yesterday and even combed my hair.  Sticking to my apparel conviction of soft, cozy clothes in warm colors I threw on a slip dress. layered a cashmere thermal over top and finished with a military jacket.  I'll never forget buying this jacket at J.Crew in Santa Monica.  The sales guy tried pretty hard to talk me out of it:  it's too big, he said, you're drowwwwning in it.  This was a few years ago before military really made a significant comeback, and I wasn't listening to anything he had to say.  Dude, you're wearing tighter pants than I ever have.  Issues.  Anyway it's one of those purchases I've never regretted and has saved me from multiple 'I don't have anything to wear' moments, making it worth its weight in gold.  

Confession:  I've added a few more lounge pieces to my closet as of late (ahem slip dress) and have been wearing them layered in the outdoors. Yep you read it here first: I'm cavorting about in things that are technically pj's.  No one is any the wiser and I get more than a few compliments.  The way I see it as long as I'm not going to the store in footie pajamas I think we'll all survive. 

~Outfit:  J.Crew-Military Jacket, James Perse-Cotton/Cashmere Thermal
Slip Dress-Pure & Good, Loeffler Randall-Boots, Anthropologie-Sunglasses~
Bracelets:  Motif 56 (here and here), PANYC (similar), and Rosa Loves DC Turquoise Friendship
Necklace:  PANYC

Like that last one?  Imagine someone doing the basketball shuffle all around you while you're trying to walk.  That's the Chef!  He totally gets into the picture thing: lays on the ground, runs around behind trees, cars, garbage cans--you name it, and then when it's all over starts a super crazy shuffle for one last one.  It's freaking hysterical!! 

PS-is anyone else watching Chelsea Settles on MTV?  So good!  Maybe you can catch up this weekend while you're hanging off the couch.  There I go projecting again.

49 comments:

Katie said...

I think I have a jacket similar to that somewhere. Someday when the pain isn't making me want to rip my eye out, maybe I'll feel like finding it.

And on that TMI note, I'm off to count the hours until I can take more Tylenol.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

stick with your guns!!!! IT looks great, way to fight off the JCrew guy :) I love the area you're in, looks super pretty. And the combed hair looks great.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Those boots are so beautiful - Adore the richness of colour and I love the story behind this post, too;-)

RosaLovesDC said...

This look is so comfortable and effortless... I think the military jacket is perfect with it and I am glad that you got it!

marissa at the boot said...

your chef is unbaleev! i can't get manu to take one non-blurry photo of me let alone do the shuffle! haha! marissa @ the boot

Belly B said...

thank goodness you didn't listen to that sales guy, because that jacket is GORGEOUS. I LOVE that it's slightly oversized, it's totally trendy now haha.

Belly B :)

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE this outfit!!! And yes, this is FAR from going out in footy pajamas, I never would have guessed that was a lounge dress :D :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

fshnonmymind said...

This outfit is layering perfection and I bet that cashmere top is so soft!!

I can only imagine how much wear you are getting out of that jacket. I bought a similar one from F21, lost it on a cruise and proceeded to buy it again because it was the perfect new thing for my closet.

Courtney Erin said...

That jacket looks great - clearly the J Crew dude was way off. And the slip is genius. Genius.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Collette Osuna said...

Hahahaha...I think you look great in the coat....and I really cant stand when salespeople give me "the jive"...its my money, end of story brother!!

Enter my Icelandic Design Knit Hat Giveaway!!

Cara said...

your too cute!

Kind of a MAJOR giveaway on Lilac and Grey today!

Lisa Griffin said...

Lady you aren't even close to drowning in that jacket i loooove it! perhaps i'll go wrap myself up in some soft jammy layers for a day of meetings and see how that goes
www.indramaticfashion.com

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I really need more bracelets so I can layer them up. I love the look and you do it so well. Xo

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Yes, you wear what you want! Love this outfit. Well done.

Judy C said...

The outfit is great. Boots rock. And the chef sounds like fun. I'd love to see a pic of him.

Four Flights said...

I recognize that thermal! When I worked at James Perse that was our #1 seller to all the department stores from fall. Oh, I miss that job...great piece though. I snagged one too before I left

Valerie said...

I love that you're wearing lounge clothes out in public. I do that too these days but mine don't look stylish at all. Oh well. I love the slip dress though, it looks great on you. And the military jacket was such a score!

xo
Val

briannelee said...

I love this look! The jacket is great.

Daisy said...

why would he try and talk you out of a sale?! dumb. plus, that coat is awesome.

LyddieGal said...

I guess it's pretty good that a sales associate would actually try to talk you out of a purchase, I've always been of the believe they will tell you you look good in anything. haha.

I like your layers here, and the slip totally passes as outerwear.

Johanna said...

PJs are fashionable...I love it. As usual...you are ahead of the curve. Weird.

Lily said...

I have a similar jacket from free people that I LOVE !! Such a great casual piece to throw on. Love how you styled the look :)

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Bog-Bog said...

Love this look. Amazing boots!

Dancing Branflake said...

I love how dedicated the chef is to getting a good outfit shot. Such a good man!

Stephanie Shepherd said...

You can pull off any look Carrie! Ah wish I could do that. On another note, I love how enthusiastic Chef the photog is :)

Taylor said...

Wear it girl, looks amaze! Too sad I couldn't dream of wearing something like that for 7 months! Its 35 here today!

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Love the casual look! James Perse clothing is awesome and so comfy. I has several of his shirts and sweaters and I wear them like crazy! Hope you're well!

Claire Kiefer said...

You look great, I loooooove your boots, and you are so not drowning in that jacket!

Jamie said...

OMG Hysterical!! I can just see C playing photographer! How cute! LOL
You were very smart to ignore that ridiculous sales person. This coat is fab. Never trust a man in tight pants.(never trust a man period! HA)
xoxo

http://www.glamlatte.com

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

My roommates and I love Chelsea Settles! Will definitely be spending some couch time this weekend catching reruns.
Bisous,
Rachel

la petite coquine said...

Cashmere thermal were the only two words I needed before I drifted off into happy reverie. The phone interrupted.

Ashley said...

I've never met a salesperson who tried to keep me from buying something, lol! Especially not that jacket, I love it on you!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Allison said...

Cute! I can't tell it's PJs.

this free bird said...

Just the slip dress beneath. It's wonderful!

Josie said...

That James Perse thermal. Dying.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Kara said...

HAHAHAHA.. that's totally me when I'm photographing things, ask anyone. I'm gonna laugh about this for a while now.

Love the jacket- you made a great call on that one. And if I find any great slips, I'm gonna totally wear them out too, you look fantastic!

xx Kara
Sprinkles in Springs

Val said...

Looking fabulous. Those boots are divine....love the jacket too.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

you make pj's look good girl!! I have a military jacket that I got at old navy probably 8 years ago and it has never let me down! And perhaps the salesman's pants were cutting the circulation to his brain among other things...looks brilliant! xo

TheChambrayCountess said...

I love the thermal layered over the slipdress!! I can't tell you how much I love this outfit! And thank goodness you didn't listen to that guy bc that jacket is awesome!

STYLE'N said...

You simply look fabulous! I really love the color combination and you have convinced me that I need that jacket too :)

Ashleigh said...

You seriously make me laugh. Would have loved to witness the interaction with J.Crew guy :) Look at you going against the grain and rocking it like no other! Even crazier, I am working on sourcing footed pj's right this instant, kid's size, but still...
TGIF - happy weekend C!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Lovely! I would never know that your dress is actually loungewear. Those boots are fabulous!

Emmett Katherine said...

I like that jacket, it suits yoU! That J Crew guy was crazy to suggest you not buy it! Good move ignoring his advice!

carrie2 said...

LOVE LOVE this C!!!! Perfect, and copying for sure.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This is such a great idea and I love the layered look! I will now look at slip dresses in a new light. I might try this!

Polly said...

Aw man you look fan freaking tastic.

tara said...

give me those boots. kthanksbye.

Tracy D said...

One of the things I missed most about my computer dying...you and your blog. Love this outfit, wished I always felt as comfortable as you look!

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

Wear what you want! You look great, and I love the military jacket.

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